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of Bolton, Manchester, London and Glasgow. 
of Little Hulton, Deansgate, Bolton.
of 28 Victoria Street, London SW.
of Lancashire Stoker Wks., Bolton
1870 Mr. Edward Bennis joined Mr. Dillwyn Smith, of Philadelphia, and established works to develop the sprinkler type of mechanical stoker. This was followed by a self-cleaning compressed air furnace and a commercial stoker and furnace
1879 Company founded
1888 Proctor's case to defend his patent was upheld.
1897 June 8th A letter was sent to Joseph Thomas Elrington, who was Foreman Pattern Maker, from Herbert Barlow, who had been with the company for two years. It was a reference to aid his future employment since Joseph (Tom) Elrington apparently sustained an eye injury from a wood splinter and was unable to continue in his job.
1911 Electrical Exhibition. Complete coal and ash handling plant. 
1911 Catalogue on stokers of the sprinkler type; stokers of the coking type; chaingrate stokers and self-cleaning furnaces for colliery waste. 
1917 Advert. Mechanical stokers. 
1935 Became public company. See Bennis Combustion Ltd.